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  • BUSINESS

    GSB aims for the top of mobile service segment

    Business, Published on 20/11/2017

    » As digital banking becomes the new battleground for banks to compete for customers, state-owned Government Savings Bank (GSB) has set its sights to be among the top three mobile banking service providers by number of users in the next two years and the largest in the next five years.

  • BUSINESS

    TCG to push for more help for SMEs

    Business, Published on 04/09/2017

    » The state-owned Thai Credit Guarantee Corporation (TCG) will discuss a new portfolio guarantee scheme (PGS) worth 150-200 billion baht with the Finance Ministry in early October. The scheme is meant to allow small businesses continued access to bank loans amid the uneven economic recovery.

  • BUSINESS

    US politics dent sentiment but energy shares lift set

    Business, Published on 22/05/2017

    » Recap: Asian stock markets retreated in response to a ballooning political crisis in Washington, with reports that President Donald Trump tried to interfere with an investigation into his campaign's links with Russia before firing his FBI chief. The Thai stock market outperformed a bit as buying in heavyweight energy stocks offset a selling spree in banks expected to be hurt by lending rate cuts.

  • BUSINESS

    Equities hit by us interest rate speculation again

    Business, Published on 05/09/2016

    » Recap: Higher prospects for a US interest rate increase this year roiled global stock markets last week before the release of tepid job data on Friday weakened the case for any change. The Thai bourse faced selling pressure on Friday as investors cashed out for fear that capital inflows to Thailand would reverse, as has been seen in some other markets in Southeast Asia.

  • BUSINESS

    Set stalls despite high turnover, global optimism

    Business, Published on 10/11/2014

    » Recap: US and European markets surged last week. The Dow Jones Industrial Average hit a new high, buoyed by signals from the European Central Bank (ECB) signal that it stands ready to introduce more economic stimulus measures if necessary.

  • TECH

    Wall street staggers but set powers past 1,600

    Business, Published on 29/09/2014

    » Recap: Wall Street pulled back last week after disappointing US durable goods orders suggested the recovery might be weaker than thought. However, the Thai stock market continued to march up and finally passed 1,600 points — a level not seen since May last year — on Friday on investor hopes that economic stimulus measures will soon take hold. Window-dressing as the quarter-end approaches also lent support.

  • LEARNING

    Eternal youth for 100 year old bank

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 12/09/2011

    » 100 years old, the Government Savings Bank is becoming young again, helping rural communities, with only 1.1% non-performing loans,

  • LEARNING

    How industries gain and lose in the short-run with rising Thai baht

    Jon Fernquest, Published on 18/10/2010

    » Like a gigantic tsunami wave crossing the Pacific Ocean, US dollar depreciation is causing currency appreciation in Asian currencies. A major global currency realignment is underway.

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